Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

Zambia not utilizing the minerals – UNDP

UNDP country director Colleen Zamba

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has observed that despite Zambia having the mineral resources that can be used for cobblestone technology in the road construction sector; the country is not utilizing the minerals. UNDP country director Colleen Zamba has attributed this to the fact that the technology has not been fully embraced in the country, and the absence of ...

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PeP concerned with suspension of Livingston Magistrate

PeP President Enock Tembo

Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) has described as unlawful the decision by the Acting Chief Registrar of the Judiciary to suspend a Livingstone based Class II Magistrate of the Subordinate Court, Benjamin Mwelwa from duty. PeP President Sean Tembo has told QTV News that his party has since written to the Acting Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Charles Kafunda to ...

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Happenings at KCM worries HH

Hakainde Hichilema

The Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has expressed concern over the happenings at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM). UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema says the issue of subcontracting by KCM must be carefully managed to avoid job losses as was the case last year when thousands of miners lost their jobs. He says the UPND will do everything possible to ...

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IS attack on Sinai convoy ‘kills 18 Egyptian police’

Parliament and Khomeini shrine attacked

At least 18 policemen have been killed in an attack on a convoy in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula claimed by so-called Islamic State, security sources say. Militants detonated a roadside bomb near the town of el-Arish, reportedly destroying three armoured vehicles and a fourth with signal-jamming equipment. They then opened fire with machine guns at survivors of the blast. The interior ...

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BAT bemoans increasing illicit tobacco trade

BAT offices

British American Tobacco has stressed the need for increased enforcement towards the curbing of illicit tobacco trade in the country which is accounting for more than K200 million worth of tax per year. Speaking during a media breakfast meeting, BAT Managing Director, Godfrey Machanzi said legal tobacco businesses face extinction in Zambia, putting local employment under threat due to increasing ...

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ZDA records US$12 billion in investment

ZDA logo

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) says it has in the first half of 2017 recorded US$12 billion in pledged investments. In a statement, ZDA Public Relations Officer Russel Haamubbi says 29,000 jobs are projected to be created. He says the agency has recorded an increase in both value of Investment Certificates of Registration issued and projected jobs compared to the ...

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Speaker advised not be seen to be partisan as parley reopens


Zitukule Consortium, an institution that promotes good governance and human rights has called on the Speaker of the National Assembly to ensure there is fair and equitable representation of the Zambian people in the house through their elected representative as the house reconvenes. Organization Executive Director Nicholas Phiri tells Q-news that the Speaker should not be seen to be taking ...

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Stop it, Govt tells KCM

Yaluma 1

Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma has directed Konkola Copper Mines to immediately stop outsourcing labour. KCM has reportedly employed 910 expatriates with intentions to increase the number further. Mr. Yaluma has since warned the mining company to stop employing expatriates forthwith. He says government will not allow a situation which will lead to Zambians losing jobs because of foreigners. Mr. Yaluma ...

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Shepolopolo arrive in Zimbabwe, coach declares charges ready for Malawi encounter

Zambia faces Malawi in their group A opening game

The Zambia Women’s National team arrived in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe last evening for the 2017 COSAFA Women’s tournament. Shepolopolo head coach Albert Kachinga has already declared his team read for Wednesday encounter against Malawi. In an interview with FAZfootball after today’s first training session, Kachingwa declared his team ready despite missing two days of training. “We are ready despite not training ...

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Janet Jackson breaks down in tears on stage in Houston

Janet Jackson accepts the Ultimate Icon Award during the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California, June 28, 2015.

Janet Jackson had an emotional moment on stage this week. Fans who attended her concert in Houston on Saturday witnessed the star begin to start crying on stage. Jackson is on the second part of her tour, which she renamed her “State of the World tour” after putting it on hold for her pregnancy. It kicked off two days prior ...

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